Donald: My concept of visual art is a process of discovery not bound by artistic convention. My approach is experimental and combines geometric and organic techniques creating entities reflecting my perception of a complex world.
I challenge the norms of visual acceptance and rejection, My work raises question about beauty and how we view what is artistically acceptable and what is not. I use discordant shapes, patterns, colors in layering of these separate visuals components for my process of construction.
Now the question is, have I created enough of a mystery for the viewer to explore their viewpoint of visual art.
Dianne: In my last two series "Women With Attitude" and "Stacked," I used a great deal of color. In this new series "Object and Line," I wanted to simplify color and object, keeping this statement in mind, "what is not included is as important as what is..." The background becomes as important as the object within.
I enjoy experimenting and trying out new ideas; they don't all come to fruition, but some do and in the process I experience new ways of working and realize unexpected pleasure in their creation. I love to create in total freedom without any preconceived notion of how the piece will eventually turn out. I’m impatient by nature, my process is intuitive. I most enjoy the journey of creating, figuring out what works; what to keep, and what to abandon, until the piece works for me. I leave it to the viewer to find their own narrative in the work.
Donald Dahlke / Agglomerations
Dianne Jean Erickson / Object and Line
December 1 - 30, 2022
1st Thursday, December 1, 5 to 8pm.
Dianne Jean Erickson:
Juried Exhibit - "What If" - January 5 - 28
“Last night while I lay thinking here
some What Ifs crawled inside my ear
and pranced and partied all night long
and sang their same What If song”
(from a Shel Silverstein poem)
Jeff Fuchs / Sharon Servilio - February 2 - 25
Cleveland High School IB Exhibit - March 3 - April 1
The goals of International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts are for students to explore and critically respond to: the aesthetic qualities of visual arts, the relationship between form and meaning, the social and cultural functions of visual arts, and the socio-‐cultural and historical contexts of other cultures. The work is deeply introspective, cultivated from the artists' own experiences and in this sense, it is a fusion of the hearts and minds of our young people. This year's class will curate a stunning exhibition with twelve individual artists showcasing their talents and ideas. Cleveland High School HL IB Art seniors will present a selection of their best work, a two year culmination of their IB experience.
James Reed - April 4 - 29 'ACCOMPLICE’
Reasonings, Reckonings and Ratios from Elsewhere
The exhibition will present recent drawings , paintings and sculptures. Accomplice is a continuation of the trajectory of process based work that I have been working with since moving to Portland in 2010 from South Africa.These Visual Artworks I have made offer the viewer an invitation to participate in the process of creativity, not by making anything concrete in the conventional artistic sense, but by perceiving how their experience is both shaped and shapes what appears as external to it; that the mind and its mental produce, is like other phenomena, the morphing consequence of interactivity and causality.
Now Now with guest artists:- Group exhibition of South African Contemporary Visual Artists' work in the South Gallery. The exhibition will present a number of drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography and book works by Alex Trapani, Alison Shaw, Cedrick Vanderlinden, Dirk Bahmann, Gary Frier, Gopolang Thage, Jenny Ord, Jill Trappler, Londiwe Mtshali, Neil Nieuwoudt, Ross Passmoor, Stephan Erasmus, Wayne Matthews.
Kay Danley - May 5 - 27
The act of painting exposes a doorway to my inner life. My experience is filtered and condensed through a lens of emotions, events, and a curious, individual way of encountering the world. When I enter that doorway, words no longer serve as an important expressive vehicle. Images and recurring symbols take over that function. Each time I face the canvas, the portal opens and I walk through.
Gallery 114 Artists Group Exhibit - June 1 - July 1
All the artists of Gallery 114 will have one or two pieces of art on view in the group exhibit. A fine example of differing points of view, differing mediums and creative work. Join us for a sampling of the great art of the members of Gallery 114!
Open Channels - Jon Gottshall with Kerry Davis and Anna Daedalus - November 3-26
In the Zone - Serena Barton with Jo Grishman - October 6 - 29
My aim in this body of work is to express the essence of my passions and the excitement of learning itself in visual form.
About Face - Mark Danley - September 1 - October 1
RED SCARE - Ruth Ross with Diane Kendall - August 4 - 27
There was no doubt that the “witch hunts” of the 40’s and 50’s, which resulted in the deaths of the Ethel and Julius Rosenberg impacted profoundly my parent’s sense of security. We fled without telling anybody. And most of this was never discussed again.
We Are All In This Together - July 2022
Showcasing New Members' work in our Main Gallery
Donald Dahlke, Kay Henning Danley, Dianne Jean Erickson, Jeffrey Fuchs, Sharon Servilio
Established members' work featured in our South Gallery
Pat Barrett, Serena Barton, Mark Danley, Jon Gottshall, Joanie Krug, Jeff Leake, Maude Anne May, James Reed, Ruth Ross
Is It Done Yet? Juried Exhibition - June 2022
Juried exhibition, artists: Kayla Beware, Kelly Borrero, Kate Clevenger, only Furtado, Nancy Helmsworth, Chip Ingram, Robin Kerr, Joe Latomirsky, James McKenna, Dorsadaf Moinzad, Kristine Riddle, Preeti Schaden, Greer Siegel, Shannon Tallcouch, Jack Upston, Lars Westby, Alan Wieder, Kory Woolons.